HC Deb 04 December 1941 vol 376 cc1234-5
19. Mr. McNeil

asked the Minister of Labour whether to avoid industrial stoppage and to mitigate discontent on the Clydeside, he will ensure that dilutees are not placed with, nor transferred to, firms until the requisite conversations have taken place with the relevant trade unions?

Mr. Bevin

I am not aware that men are being employed as dilutees on the Clyde otherwise than in accordance with the agreements between employers and trade unions for the relaxation of customs which provide for local consultation with the unions. If my hon. Friend will let me have particulars of any cases he has in mind, I will have inquiries made.

Captain McEwen

May we ask what is the meaning of "dilutees"?